Intravascular Imaging

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems used in the cath lab. These imaging modalities help with diagnostic decisions about how to treat atheroscolosis and help guide device placement and verification of stent apposition. The technology also is used to visualize in-stent restenosis.

Explanation of optical coherence imaging (OCT) coronary imaging.
Feature | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | September 17, 2020 | Aziz Maksoud M.D., FACC, FSCAI, and Bassem Chehab, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Although not a new technology, optical coherence tomography (OCT)) is the dark horse of imaging that could give...
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 — Avinger received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its...
Abbott OCT intravascular imaging explained.
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 — Abbott announced new data from the company's LightLab Initiative that showed optical coherence...
An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

News | FFR Technologies | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 – A late-breaking study aimed to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can predict...
A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

News | Venous Therapies | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found intravascular ultrasound (...
This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. #TCT2019

This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. 

News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | October 02, 2019
October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional...
Philips Healthcare, Volcano IVUS showing an implanted stent. IVUS might offer an alternative to contrast angiography in patients with acute kidney disease (AKD).
News | Cath Lab | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 – A late-breaking study examined the effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided drug-eluting stent...
Philips Launches IntraSight Interventional Applications Platform
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of the new IntraSight interventional applications platform. The secure,...
HonorHealth Research Institute Launches SynIVUS-DAPT Study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 — HonorHealth Research Institute announced the first patients have been enrolled in the SynIVUS-DAPT...
iDissection Classification Study to Evaluate Dissection Rate of Flex Dynamic Scoring Catheter
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | November 09, 2018
November 9, 2018 — VentureMed Group Inc. announced the initiation of a new study to determine if the Flex Dynamic...
IVUS-Guided Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in All-Comer Patients
News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | October 02, 2018
October 2, 2018 — Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance improved clinical outcomes over angiography guidance during...
Videos | Intravascular Imaging | September 26, 2018
Ron Waksman, M.D., associate director of the division of cardiology and director of cardiovascular research and...
NIRS-IVUS Detects Patients and Plaques Vulnerable to Subsequent Adverse Coronary Events
News | Intravascular Imaging | September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018 – New data demonstrate the correlation between the presence of non-flow-limiting, non-intervened-...
Philips Showcases Integrated Solutions for Cardiovascular Care at TCT 2018
News | Cath Lab | September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 — At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting, Sept. 21–25 in San Diego,...
A complex PCI case to revascularize a chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Complex PCI and CHIP cases are increasing patient volumes in the cath lab and using a minimally invasive approach in patients who otherwise would have been sent for CABG. Pictured is Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. DAIC staff photo by Dave Fornell

A complex PCI case to revascularize a chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Complex PCI and CHIP cases are increasing patient volumes in the cath lab and using a minimally invasive approach in patients who otherwise would have been sent for CABG. Pictured is Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. (right) who is proctoring a fellow in treating CTOs.

Feature | Cath Lab | September 13, 2018 | Artur Kim, Kamran Zamanian
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifaceted disease that demands various approaches in terms of diagnosis and...